Gra­cious villa

Hawke's Bay Today - - Homes -

An abun­dance of char­ac­ter, charm and Euro­pean in­flu­ence is the best way to de­scribe this gor­geous villa sit­u­ated in a quiet tree lined av­enue, 2 Kaweka Place, Have­lock North.

I have to ad­mit, I have a soft spot for a villa be­cause of the his­tory be­hind the build - it in­trigues me. Built in ap­prox. 1903, it is so nice to see this home has been pre­served with so much of its orig­i­nal char­ac­ter.

Set back from the road, the struc­tured for­mal gar­den could eas­ily be French in­spired. The clipped hedges, star jas­min and stan­dard ice­berg roses are the per­fect choice to frame this de­light­ful villa. Open­ing the front door you are greeted by an el­e­gant wide hall­way. There are two gen­er­ous bed­rooms on ei­ther side of the hall and both have an­nexes with their own out­side en­trances. The an­nexes could eas­ily be used as an of­fice or a dress­ing room or you could ren­o­vate and make them into in­di­vid­ual en­suites. The soft colour palate, lux­u­ri­ous drapes, and quaint French doors out onto the front ve­ran­dah just add to the charm. There is also a third bed­room with beau­ti­ful case­ment win­dows and am­ple space for fam­ily or vis­i­tors.

Usu­ally vil­las can be dark, but the clever use of an an­tique sky­light, a light colour palate on the walls (with the ex­cep­tion of a fea­ture wall) and open­ing up some of the cen­tral wall space has made this house light and airy.

There is a for­mal lounge with a wood burner in­cor­po­rated into what would have been an orig­i­nal fire­place, the wooden fire sur­round is stun­ning. There are French doors lead­ing out to a won­der­ful pa­tio area, per­fect for your out­door couch and a cool drink!

The din­ing room has been painted a rich cream and you would eas­ily en­joy spend­ing hours en­ter­tain­ing in this room. The French doors out to the gar­den, an added bonus and just per­fect for sum­mer and the over­flow of guests.

The be­spoke kitchen is a per­fect fit for this home. It has all the mo­dem ap­pli­ances you would ex­pect but still has been taste­fully ren­o­vated over the years in keep­ing with the era of home. The rich rimu benches and cab­i­netry and an­tique kauri pantry add warmth to this al­ready sunny kitchen. There is a Belling stove with gas hobs and an elec­tric oven and the fam­ily din­ing area has beau­ti­ful na­tive tim­ber floor­ing. From the kitchen win­dow you can watch the chil­dren and pets play in a safe and se­cure, fully fenced grassed and land­scaped back gar­den. The fam­ily bath­room is spa­cious with a claw bath, tiled floor, van­ity and W/C and the laun­dry also has a shower W/C and van­ity, and so hav­ing ex­tra guests will be a breeze.

This prop­erty has nu­mer­ous pri­vate pa­tio areas, it is per­fect for en­ter­tain­ing or re­lax­ing as a fam­ily out­side. I was drawn to a paved area that had the cir­cum­fer­ence planted in fig trees. This must be a glo­ri­ous place to take in the balmy Hawke’s Bay sum­mer evenings, imag­ine not even hav­ing to leave your seat to pick a fresh juicy fig!

This home is beau­ti­fully pre­sented in­side and out. The roof has been to­tally re­placed and the ex­te­rior has been newly painted, stripped right back to the boards and the colour choice ac­cen­tu­ates the in­tri­cate wooden fa­cades and lace­work. The gar­den is easy care, apart from a bit of trim­ming with your shears. It is a no fuss gar­den and has been planted with a lot of buxus that adds a real struc­tural feel and style to the prop­erty. This prop­erty is one out of the box, it has been well main­tained and cared for and is ready for a new fam­ily to move in. Noth­ing needs to be done, just bring your­selves, fur­ni­ture and Gin­ger the cat … there’s even a spe­cial door for him!

DE­TAILS 2 Kaweka Place, Have­lock


Land: 1196sqm.

Floor: 173sqm.

Bed­rooms: 3 with 2 of them hav­ing an­nexes.

Bath­rooms: Fam­ily, plus sep­a­rate shower/w/c and van­ity.

Kitchen: Stain­less steel ap­pli­ances, rimu cab­i­netry, Belling stove with gas hob and elec­tric oven, fam­ily din­ing, wood burner fire. Liv­ing area: For­mal lounge with wood


Din­ing: Sep­a­rate. Garage: 1 car garage. Heat­ing: Well in­su­lated, two wood burn­ers, heat pump. Out­doors: Var­i­ous pa­tios, paved area bor­dered with fig trees, well fenced. LAUN­DRY: Sep­a­rate.

GEN­ERAL: Just min­utes from Have­lock North Vil­lage, shops, cafes, restau­rants, li­brary and schools.

VIEW­ING: By ap­point­ment. OPEN HOMES: Sun­day 11, 18, 25 No­vem­ber 12.00-12.30.

SALE DE­TAILS: To be sold by Ten­der (un­less sold prior). 12.00pm - 28th No­vem­ber 2018. Sotheby’s In­ter­na­tional Realty, 10 Te Mata Road, Have­lock North. AGENT: SOTHEBY’S IN­TER­NA­TIONAL REALTY Rex Bartlett Mo­bile 027 240 8867

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